Following a Supreme Court decision on Friday that eliminated American women’s constitutional right to abortion, clinics have started closing in some US states.

After the court overturned its 50-year-old Roe v. Wade ruling, around half of states are anticipated to enact new limitations or prohibitions. 13 of these have immediately outlawed abortion.

The decision was called “a catastrophic miscalculation” by President Joe Biden.

Cities all throughout the US are seeing protests.

As soon as the court’s decision was posted online, the doors to the patient section of an abortion clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas, a state with a so-called trigger law allowing an instant ban, shut and sobs could be heard. Women’s appointments were cancelled, and staff members called them to inform them.

Despite our best efforts to prepare, when bad news does arrive, it does so with great force. It is painful to have to call these patients and inform them that Roe v. Wade has been overruled, nurse Ashli Hunt told the BBC.

The clinic’s escorts, who stood in the heat of Arkansas all day long to accompany patients through the crowd of demonstrators, hugged collectively. “I believed that this nation would still be concerned with its citizens. would still be concerned with women, “The lead escort, Miss Karen, stated.

A demonstrator yelled, “You are on notice!” at individuals who were still parked at the clinic and unaware of the decision. “My recommendation is that you turn around and leave this sinful, unfair, and terrible land.”

One of only three abortion clinics in the state, the Women’s Health Care Centre in New Orleans, Louisiana—another state with a trigger law—was closed, and its personnel had left for the day.

While wealthy women will still be able to have abortions in other states, “poor ladies will wind up in a back alley” for illegal procedures, volunteer escort Linda Kocher told the BBC from outside the clinic. Pastor Bill Shanks, an anti-abortion activist, however, declared it a “day for joy.”

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By Sakshi Sinha

I am pursuing masters in journalism and mass communication, you can find me on instagram and Facebook. I like to read and write.

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